Primal Strength Part 2: The Squat

Growing from infants to toddlers, you learned how to squat before you learned how to speak. The squat is the simplest movement to transfer from a standing to a sitting position.

The squat position is primarily a position of rest, relaxation, and waste elimination.

But the squat is more…

When under resistance, the squat is a powerful movement that can be used to lift heavy objects. And when trained properly, the squat is the greatest builder of leg muscle strength and size.

Learning and practicing the squat can help to build functional strength while boosting metabolism and building a better-looking butt.

How to SQUAT

There are infinite variations of squatting movements. Below is a list of the 5 the most common squat variations.

1. Chair Squat

2. Pole Squat

3. Body Squat

4. Goblet Squat

5. Barbell Squat

Here is a video where I demonstrate each of these forms of squat movements.

The most common opportunity to practice your squat is every time you sit on the toilet. Without sufficient leg strength, you will struggle to get yourself up from a toilet, especially a low toilet.

To be sure you maintain leg strength, practice 10 squat repetitions for 2 or 3 rounds, daily or at least a couple times a week. Any squat variation will do.

Now, go get your squat on!

Ask questions in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,

Cody

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